sustainability

[ suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee ]
/ səˌsteɪ nəˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun

the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed.
Environmental Science. the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance: The committee is developing sustainability standards for products that use energy.

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Origin of sustainability

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